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Congressman Johnson announces 2014 winners of CBCF scholarships

Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) announced the winners of the 2014 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Spouses Education Scholarships. The five winners hail from across the Fourth Congressional Dis


Wesley Chapel’s Krispy Kreme to open in December


Wesley Chapel Road will be little sweeter come December, thanks to the Board of Commissioners approval for a Krispy Kreme store. The store is expected to open in December in the former Wachovia Bank building at 2533 Wesley Chapel Road.


Krispy Kreme won’t be the only sweets. A Dunkin Donuts is also planned for the former Three Dollar Cafe building at 2555 Wesley Chapel Road. Decatur-based Sahil Enterprise Inc. is developing the store and is expected to start construction in April.


The Board of Commissioners voted March 25 to approve the application of JDL Castle Corporation for the special land use permit required to allow a drive-through for the Krispy Kreme.

The plan received support from the community and Commissioner Larry Johnson, who represents District 3, where the store will open. The store will become one of the first in the Krispy Kreme family to operate on the south side of the metro Atlanta region.


“Community engagement and collaboration has been the standard in District 3 and the community, JDL Castle Corporation, Red Rock Global, LLC and I worked to ensure that this venture will be a positive one for the community,” said Johnson.


The store will feature inside seating as well as a drive-through window. The famous “Hot Now” sign indicating fresh, hot doughnuts will soon become a neighborhood fixture with a target opening of late summer to early fall.


“I am pleased to have had the opportunity to work with JDL Castle, the community and Commissioner Johnson in bringing Krispy Kreme to the Wesley Chapel corridor. This further enhances the economic revitalization taking place in the area,” said Commissioner Stan Watson, who represents Super District 7, which also includes Wesley Chapel.

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